Course 6420: Fundamentals of Windows Server® 2008 Network and Applications Infrastructure

Audience(s):IT Professionals
Technology:Windows Server
This Revision:B
Delivery method:
Instructor-led (classroom)
Length:5 days

First published:

November 4, 2010
About this course
The purpose of this 5-day course is to teach students the basic fundamentals of networking, security, and server administration with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is intended to provide the foundational level knowledge needed to prepare students to begin building a career in Microsoft technologies.
Audience profile
Candidates for this course are seeking to gain fundamental knowledge and skills around security, networking, and administration in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It can apply to home computer users, academic students, information workers, developers, or help desk technicians wishing to begin a new skills path or up-skill to Windows Server technologies. Candidates for this course may also include IT Pros with skills within other IT areas or operating systems (such as Linux) who wish to gain an insight into Windows Server.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental network components and terminology thus enabling you to select an appropriate network component in a particular scenario.
  • Implement a network by selecting network hardware components and technologies and determine the appropriate network hardware and wiring components for a given situation.
  • Describe the protocols and services within the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite of protocols and implement IPv4 within a Windows Server environment.
  • Select appropriate storage technologies and configure storage on Windows Server.
  • Perform a local media-based installation of Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Describe server roles.
  • Implement and configure an Active Domain® Directory Service (AD DS) forest.
  • Describe the concept of defense-in-depth and determine how to implement this approach with Windows Server.
  • Identify the security features in Windows Server that help to provide defense-in-depth.
  • Identify the network-related security features in Windows Server to mitigate security threats to you network.
  • Identify and implement additional software components to enhance your organization’s security.
  • Monitor a server to determine the performance level.
  • Identify the Windows Server tools available to maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server.
  • Create and configure a virtual machine with Hyper-V™.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should have the following technical knowledge:
  • A good fundamental knowledge of general computing equivalent with the CompTIA A+ Certification
  • An ability to understand basic security, networking and administration concepts
  • Some previous knowledge and experience with desktop operating systems, although this is not mandatory
Note: No programming skills are required, although some experience and knowledge of scripting technologies would be advantageous.

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